Colour is steely-straw with a faint olive hue. On the nose; lemon-lime and ripe tropical fruit. Fresh peach with hints of apricot. In the mouth; crisp refreshing acidity balances harmoniously with residual sugar. A delicate spritz lifts the palate while ripe stone fruit flavours carry through to a refreshing finish. At 9% alcohol, this wine is easy on one's conscience.
Availability: this wine is available at select LCBO stores as well as through the Rockway Vineyards wine boutique. LCBO# 341693
Rockway Vineyards' Patio 9 White (VQA) has proudly won the following awards:
"There is slight spritz to this lemon zesty wine from Rockway. The nose shows delicate aromas of grapey apple pear fruit which lead to a sweetish lively palate that finishes dry with a lingering green apple mineral flavour. Good to very good length"
87 Points, Steve Thurlow
"A zesty, lightly spritzed vidal that preserves welcome acidity and avoids an overly sweet palate. Lovely tangy lime, granny smith apple and mineral linger on the finish. A refreshing patio sipper"
87 Points, Sara d'Amato
"A good wine for summer at 9% ABV, meant for the patio (obviously, by the name alone). Some tropical and orchard fruit, light and fizzy, grapey, finishes with citric tones."
88 Points - Dean Tudor Gothic Epicures
Double Gold, All Canadian Wine Championships